Sri Lanka: Human Rights — [Dame Maria Miller in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall am 3:30 pm ar 20 Mawrth 2024.

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Photo of Elliot Colburn Elliot Colburn Ceidwadwyr, Carshalton and Wallington 3:30, 20 Mawrth 2024

I thank the Minister for his response. I also thank all right hon. and hon. Members for their contributions, particularly my right hon. Friend Sir Iain Duncan Smith, and the hon. Members for Strangford (Jim Shannon) and for Mitcham and Morden (Dame Siobhain McDonagh)—I have not yet had a chance to congratulate her on her damehood.

We cannot allow the lack of progress to continue. We will no doubt be back here again, not least because our Tamil constituents will demand that of us. As the hon. Member for Mitcham and Morden said, particularly in London we are lucky to be blessed with large Tamil populations. I represent many Tamils in my Carshalton and Wallington constituency. They are excellent community voices. They are very active in our community, and are keen UK citizens. They are active in our public services—something like one in 10 doctors is Tamil, and a Tamil was on the team of doctors who came up with the first covid vaccine at Oxford. We thank the Tamil population for their contribution to the UK, and commit ourselves to doing all we can for them to secure peace, justice and accountability.

Question put and agreed to.


That this House
has considered human rights in Sri Lanka.

Sitting suspended.